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Subject: Lyr Add: JONAH WAS A PROPHET (MINOR)
From: Haruo
Date: 11 Oct 00 - 11:18 AM

Jonah was a prophet (minor)

(Leland Bryant Ross)

Jonah was a prophet (minor), patriotic, proud, absurd,
till creation's grand Designer sent to him his holy word:
Go to Nineveh / preach destruction there —
They have roused my righteous ire!
Thou'lt know how to tell / them of hottest hell,
Teach them of brimstone, and evoke fear of fire!"


Jonah, frankly, did not relish preaching to Assyria's hordes;
truth to tell, a prospect hellish seemed this summons of the LORD’S.
"Jonah, boy," said he, / "This job's not for me.
Let's take off and see the earth,
Sail the seven seas, / smell the salty breeze,
Hitchhike to Joppa and engage me a berth!"


Part (between Jonah 1:2 and 1:3) of my "comic worship oratorio" Jonah was a prophet (minor), 1997, © Liland Brajant Ros'

Sorry I don't have a clickable MIDI of Austria; it's the tune variously known as "Deutschland über alles" or "Glorious things of thee are spoken"


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Add: Jonah was a Prophet [Minor]
From: Haruo
Date: 11 Oct 00 - 11:43 AM

Forgot to capitalize TITLE and add my initials. Sorry.

JONAH WAS A PROPHET (MINOR)

LBR


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